will make the request, the demand that julian assange be given safe passage. he also said they made every effort to get guarantees that julian assange would not be forwarded from sweden to the unit's states for prosecution precooks you mean it would give him up to be questioned by sweden if their concern is having sent to the united states. >> that is their major concern. the united states refuse to answer the question of whether not to prosecute julian assange. >> michael ratner, thank you. tonight i will be at arlington, virginia, at the george mason university founder's hall, room 125, at 7:30 pm, and on friday night in charlotteville, virginia, at 7 pm in the nau (now) auditorium , south lawn commons university of virginia, then on saturday at 1 pm at the green festival in washington dc, the baltimore book festival at 7 pm, and on sunday at noon in richmond, virginia at at 7 pm in norfolk virginia, wrapping up our virginia leg of the tour at virginia tech in blacksburg on monday night, before heading to denver for the first presidential debate. democracy now! is looking for feedback from people who appreciate the closed captioning.